This is my second week participating in Stream of Consciousness Sunday hosted by Fadra over at All Things Fadra.


Eating Out

I just ate a sub-par burrito, and I will do it again.

We have always been an eat-out family. When we lived in Utah we would eat out 4 times a week. Don’t judge. At least half of the time it was real food from healthy places. My husband and I both work full time and it was just what we did. It was convenient and there were so many places to choose from that it rarely got “old” eating out. So many places to get fresh salads, barbecue, meat, chicken, burritos, salads and sandwiches.

Now I live out in the middle of nowhere and we do not have many places to choose from when going out to eat. We have the basic fast food places (we do not eat any of the fast food burger places), 5 Guys, Panara Bread, a generic sit down Italian place, a generic sit down Mexican place, and a couple of pizza joints. Now I am at the point where I make dinner 6 to 7 nights a week and we only eat out once a week (and it is usually ordering pizza).

About 6 months ago a tortilla/burrito place opened. Needless to say I was ecstatic! I LOVE Cafe Rio and Chipotle so I was excited for a similar place to open so that I finally have a yummy place to have lunch with a friend (if I ever meet one). Plus it is a better option calorie wise when eating out. They have fresh salads and fresh chicken (not processed nuggets).

When it first opened I was going about once a week, picking it up, and bringing it home.The problem? It isn’t very good, but I kept going. I go less than once a month now but I still go. It still isn’t really good but it is what I have.

So here is my question: Why do we eat sub-par food just because it is convenient? I could just as easily come home and make soup and a salad. But then I would have to make sure that I actually have groceries in the house to make the meal that I am craving, which never happens.

This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Link back to this post (feel free to use the SOC Sunday graphic).
  • Add  your post at the bottom of Fadra’s post (be sure to use the permalink to your post, not your blog’s URL; and only NEW posts please).
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